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Re: question on kickstart globs/everything

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 10:14 -0400, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > Now, on to @minimal (dunno if that still exists).  I used to generate livecd's
> > from mandrake back when their @minimal yielded ~300MB.  I was building
> > appliance livecd's that even stripped some more files, getting it compressed
> > down to 135M (fits on a 3" cdr, with X+windowmaker+mozilla+xmms).  So @minimal
> > was very useful for me, and as I'm now trying to do the same sorts of things
> > with fedora, I would hope it still exists, though have been psyching up for
> > having to more or less do lots of manual deinstallations as I figure out what
> > packages aren't _really_ necessary (which I had to do anyway with the mandrake
> > @minimal, to _really_ shave the install size down).  Of course, now my target
> > is looking more like a 3" 1.8G dvd, but still...  I liked @minimal.  a lot.  I
> > hope it lives.
> Well, there's @core and @base each of which installs some smallish
> amount of stuff.  It's actually more like 800 megs, which is a long way
> from where you want to be.  But we've had a problem with an ill-defined
> minimal install for a while now so perhaps you are used to this.  You
> can just start with that and remove things you don't want.

@core is actually pretty small.  It'll get you to a login prompt and not
much else and so probably is pretty easily less than 300 megs.

@base is more of a "provide the tools most people actually expect to be
present on a linux system", and thus, yeah, starts getting a little
bigger.  It's still not huge, though


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